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Nov 9, 2011 12:11 PM

Ground Hatch Chile?

I have a two pound bag of ground red hatch chile and a two pound bag of ground green hatch chile. Any ideas on what to do with all this ground chile?

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  1. Yum, yum, yum! Use it as you would chili powder. Use it as a rub for turkey, pork, chicken, use it in chili, sprinkle some with cumin over breakfast sausage and make breakfast burritos, use it in corn chowder, more chili.... I LOVE the stuff.
    Make up your own chili powder blend and give it to someone for a gift.

    1. where did this come from??

      1. How does it taste? Mild or hot? If it is mild (relative to your heat tolerance) you can use a lot of it to form the base of sauce (red or green New Mexico, or a meatier Colorado salsa verde). But if too hot, you'll want to use it sparingly.

        1. Good for you! I love the green chile powder because I find you don't need to cook out the rawness like you do with the red chile. One of my favorite things is to take leftover mashed potatoes, mix them with some chopped canned green chiles and spread in a small baking dish. Sprinkle green chile powder and cheese (I used parm cause that's what I had) over the top and bake in the toaster oven. The green chile flavor really shines with the powder adding a brightness.

            1. re: paulj

              Thanks for the ideas. I (the wife) made some green chicken chili a few nights ago that was delicious. The green powder is marked hot and the red extra hot. Her grandma sent it to me from New Mex...